Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LBCC hosts annual Collegiate Day journalism program

Dozens of college journalists from around Oregon will gather at LBCC this Friday, May 10, to learn more about their craft and be honored for outstanding work over the past year.

The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association organizes the annual Collegiate Day event, which will be at LBCC for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s program includes sessions on column writing, reporting, photojournalism, digital journalism, and ethics and the law.

This year’s keynote speaker is Oregonian columnist Steve Duin. Other speakers are:
  • Ivar Vong, a freelance photographer who has worked for The New York Times, The Oregonian and the Eugene Register Guard.
  • Ali Manzano, Social Media and Engagement Coordinator at The Oregonian.
  • Katie Willson, News Adviser at Oregon State University Student Media.
  • Jud Randall, President of Open Oregon and Publications Adviser at Portland State University.

In addition to the workshops, the annual event features the Collegiate Newspaper Contest Awards program. The awards honor college journalists for work in 21 categories, from news and feature reporting to design, photography and digital journalism. Last year, The Commuter earned awards for best series, design, cartoons, and promotional advertising.

Collegiate Day opens with registration at 8 a.m., followed by the keynote speaker at 9:40 a.m. Workshop sessions will run from 10:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The awards presentation begins at 1:15 p.m. The group sessions will be in LBCC’s Commons, with the workshops in various rooms of the Calapooia Center.  

For more information, contact LBCC Journalism instructor Rob Priewe, 541-917-4563 or rob.priewe@linnbenton.edu.

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